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Bangladesh Upholds Death Sentences for Attack on British Diplomat

A court in Bangladesh has upheld the death sentences of a top Islamist militant and two of his supporters for a failed 2004 attack on a British diplomat. The High Court dismissed the appeals of Mufti Abdul Hannan, who is chief of the banned group Harkatul Jihad al-Islami, and two of his followers. The three were convicted of attacking Anwar Choudhury, who at the time of the attack, was British high commissioner to Bangladesh. Choudhury survived the grenade attack, which took place as...

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